We can put forward this suggestion to the Webmasters. Truth to say, it has been on my own mind since a long time to honour long term members who are still contributing, even if it is only in one or two sections. I was hesitating to propose it though to the Webmasters as I was not sure if it was feasible in terms of the cost to them. What was on my mind was not merely putting a certificate at the member's account which he/she could then download and print, but an actual physical certificate to be sent to the recipient's current address, the certificate being printed on quality paper and personally signed by the Webmasters. This will be far more meaningful and a matter of pride to have.
I do not think there is any necessity to have specific awards like 'co-operative', 'consistent', etc Instead, we could simply have one single citation titled "Certificate of Excellence" with some text which is simple but at the same time conveys the honour beautifully . Members could recommend the words that could be put in the citation. Something like this perhaps:
At the top: ISC Certificate of Excellence
Text: This certicate is awarded to
______________ (name of member)
In recognition and sincere appreciation for exceptional and distinguished contributions to IndiaStudyChannel.com.
.... [any other words that can indicate the honour]
"........and still active Members during the first year, i.e., in 2017." - Partha, I think you meant 2007 when you were referring to the first year of ISC.
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